Thursday, September 28, 2023

Calm Down Baby

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The lyrics are not my own, but they totally fit. So this comic was originally inspired by Robin, but she thankfully is beyond this phase (usually - she still can get quite dramatic at times). So when I got around to drawing it, I decided to have Oriole be the star (he has the grey crown, whereas Robin has the gold). 

Explanation: The singer Taylor Swift has a song titled "You Need to Calm Down" and the lyrics come to mind when calming down a screaming baby. 

M: ๐… ๐…  You need to calm down - You're being too loud - You need to just stop - Can you just not ๐… ๐… 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Command Strip Construction

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Happy Birthday to my cousin!
I thought this one up when my Dad stopped by to work on an unfinished room in my house - it's getting finished and there are no Command Strips in use... that we know of. There are many things that are great for Command Strips - pictures, surely something else but that's the only one that comes to mind. 

H: Wow, you hung all that drywall so quietly!
C: That's the beauty of Command Strips.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Beulah Lite

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Happy Birthday to my Grandpa! I love you lots. 

There's at least one old song I vaguely remember from my youth that mentions "Oh Beulah land, sweet Beulah land" and that's what inspired this tea comic idea. When the Exodus-ing Israelites were searching for the Promised Land (later in Isaiah called Beulah, which many old hymns use to refer to Israel's land), it was described as a place flowing with milk and honey. 

"As on thy highest mount I stand" - that's the next part of the lyrics! 

C: Tea with just a little milk and honey, please.
S: One Beulah Lite, coming right up! 

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Sketchy Idea Trains

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This is related to the previous comic, as it happened shortly after our conversation about clothing that's older than our marriage. So many trains of thoughts getting all crossed like wires. Don't cross your cable cars, that would be bad. 

M: Let me sketch out my idea.
L: To replace your shirt?
M: No, I have a lot of trains going - this is about the flooring.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Belated Anniversary

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Happy rather belated Anniversary to my amazing husband! I meant to post this over a month ago, but alas. It's posted now! 
So my husband recently replaced some old polos of his, and now I'm curious - how much of our wardrobe is older than our marriage? I know I still have some clothes from college... I haven't worn those items in a while. But they have good memories. We thinned out our wardrobe when we moved a few years ago because we didn't want to pack up stuff we didn't need - moving is a great motivator for decluttering. 

Title: Happy 14th Anniversary!
M: I think it's time to replace this shirt.
L: But it's older than our marriage!

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Happy Birthday Remake

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This is a remake of the first comic I posted to my blog way back in May 2012. It was in honor of my husband's birthday, and now the remake is for my own birthday! Please note the fine print, it's rather fine and makes the comic funny. 

B: wow you're old
E: thanks? 

Thursday, September 14, 2023

New Acquisition

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So we have relatives who've been bugging us to get a dog and also get a real couch for our basement (we've had two futons for the past like 14 years and they've worked fine in my opinion). But there's these Buy Nothing groups on social media and people just post things that they're getting rid of and someone posted a couch and I said YES and like two months later we got it. And we also got a ton of pet hair, but my man shop-vacuumed it off and we got a deodorizer spray and it now seems great! 

Explanation: both a puppy and a used couch have fur and smell doggy. 

L: We finally got the thing you've been bugging us about - it's furry and smells like a dog...
N&S: *excited noises*
L: A couch! Used but in cleanable condition.
N&S: *less excited noises*

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Failure to Communicate

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Haha, we are missing the phone there let's try that again:

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Much better, it's hard to read a mistyped text if you don't have a phone. 
This did not actually happen but I could totally see it happening because our children often need baths and also often need their nails trimmed (or rather filed because I don't like sharp little nails cutting me or them). 

M: He needs a bath in manure?!?
L: That was supposed to be "bath and manicure."
O: *vibing in my arms*

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Cerulean Dion

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Ever since making this comic, I cannot think of Ms. Dion's first name correctly (it's Cรฉline). 

We kept the genders of our children a secret before they were born and it was interesting to see how adamant people were that we were having a boy or girl when they had absolutely nothing to go on other than their feelings. Also, there was a time I dressed my daughter in a blue floral dress (with a flower hat) and I had someone say they couldn't tell if she was a boy or girl because the blue. That was a confusing conversation. And in case you're wondering, the shade of blue that is a girl's name is Alice Blue

B: Blue is a boy color!
R: Because clearly there isn't a girl name that's literally a shade of blue.
B: ... What?
R: You know, the famous singer - Cerulean Dion!

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Seis Leches

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Happy early Birthday to my mom!

So Tres Leches Cake has, as the name is, three types of milk in it - evaporated milk, condensed milk, and whole milk. I recently learned of Seis Leches Cake, which has six types of milk in it BUT two of them are non-dairy - sweetened condensed, evaporated, heavy cream, coconut milk, condensed coconut milk and dulce de leche. I'm lactose intolerant so the dairy would not be good for me. I need a dos leches cake with just the coconut and condensed coconut...

Explanation: "leche" means "milk" in Spanish so if you're trying to avoid dairy, don't eat any cake with that word in the title. 

M: Want some tres leches cake? 
L: There's 3 reasons I can't have that.
M: What about seis leches cake?
L: Surprisingly only 4 reasons I can't have that. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Mom Snacks

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Happy belated Labor Day! That's a day celebrating the act of motherhood, right? :)
Robin expresses this conversation with minimal words, but that's too hard to draw. Thankfully she normally understands "mom snacks" are not for her, provided she has her own similar snack.

R: I want some:
L: No, this is mommy's snack.
R: But you're my mommy!
L: Exactly, I gave you life out of my own - what more do I need to give you?!
R: Your snacks!

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Returning an Ebook

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My local library had a summer reading program and it was nice. My kiddos both entered it, and their tasks were like "read a book about numbers" or "read a book outside" or "attend a library story time" and they had to rack up 10 tasks and it was rather easy to do for them. As an adult, I got a booklet and I needed to read three books but they had a bunch of categories listed and suggested books for each category and it got me to read some books that I would not have otherwise. 

Disclaimer: You should return your ebooks the same way you rented them - through the app. Don't drop your phone in the book drop - it is a book drop, not a phone drop. 

A: How do I return the ebook that I borrowed from the library?
B: Drop your phone in the book return slot.